Tag Archives: Chuck Grobe

Elected Officials Respond To Cancellation Of Oil & Gas Leases

oil-and-gas-drilling-300An announcement was made earlier this week that Secretary of the interior Sally Jewell, Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, have agreed to cancel 25 oil and gas leases on the Roan Plateau on the Thompson Divide, located in the White River National Forest. The news of the Continue reading

Hear From Moffat County Commissioner Candidates

moffat-county-commissionersMoffat County voters will have an opportunity to hear from the County Commissioner candidates for Districts One and Two at the 2016 Election Forum next week.  District one incumbent John Kinkaid and challengers Don Cook and Andrea Continue reading

County Commissioners Against Amendment 69

moffat-county-commissionersThe Moffat County Commissioners signed a resolution against amendment 69 at their weekly meeting Tuesday. The controversial amendment, which will be voted on in the November election, would implement a state-run, taxpayer funded, single payer Continue reading

Swinging Bridge Repairs Planned For 2017

swingin bridgePlans to repair Swinging Bridge on Moffat County Road 83 in Browns park took a big step forward last week after the Colorado Department of Local Affairs approved Moffat County’s request for a $760,000 grant to repair and improve the bridge. Swinging Bridge has been open only to foot traffic for the last two years. During that time, the Moffat Continue reading

Commissioners Say No Plans to Cut Funding for Visitor’s Center

Craig-Chamber-150The Moffat County Commissioners assured Craig Chamber Director Chris Oxley earlier this week, that funding had NOT been cut for the Visitor’s Center. Oxley said she noticed there were no specific designations for the Visitor’s Center in the preliminary budget, and wanted to make sure Continue reading

Dinosaur Anniversary Recognized by U.S. Senate

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), along with Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), announced yesterday that the Senate has passed a resolution they introduced recognizing the 100th anniversary of Dinosaur National Monument and designating Continue reading

Commissioners Fight Rumors About Shadow Mountain Project

shadow mountain village meeting-150 editThe Moffat County Commissioners reiterated yesterday that Shadow Mountain residents will NOT have to pay off the entirety of the water and sewer line improvements by the end of the year. According to Commissioner Chuck Grobe, a rumor keeps resurfacing on Facebook that claims Continue reading

Commissioners Agree to ColoWyo Expansion Plans

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners yesterday gave their blessing to a plan for ColoWyo Coal Mine to expand their operations westward. The new operations would be located entirely within Moffat County. The expansion is in areas considered suitable habitat for Sage Grouse, so the mine has agreed to donate around 4,400 Continue reading

Commissioners to Urge Governor to Leave Severance Tax Funds Alone

MC Commissioners-150Moffat County Commissioner Chuck Grobe urged the rest of the board to sign on to a letter being sent to Kent Lambert, head of the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee, asking him to refrain from using severance tax money for Urban projects on the Front Range. Another letter will be sent to Governor John Hickenlooper, asking Continue reading

Commissioners Sign on to Letter Blasting Clean Power Act

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners yesterday agreed to become signatories on a letter to Governor Hickenlooper that highlights the downfalls of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Act. The letter was drafted by the Independence Institute, a think tank in Denver. The letter states that the Act will damage Continue reading

Moffat County Commissioners to Send Congratulatory Letter to Hickenlooper

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners have agreed to form a letter to Governor John Hickenlooper, congratulating him on winning his second term, and reminding him of promises he made to rural Coloradans during his campaign. During the campaign, Hickenlooper was accused of ignoring the needs of rural residents, and catering to urban Continue reading

Report Says Sage Grouse Numbers Up in Moffat County

sage_grouse-300Moffat County Commissioner Chuck Grobe said Tuesday that a recent report shows the sage grouse population in Moffat County is up by as much as 30 percent in some areas. The only area where populations have not improved was the Cold Springs area. Grobe says they’ve found that the bird tends to Continue reading